Take a Luxury Icebreaker

to the North Pole

A true bucket list tour - the voyage of a lifetime!



No Single Supplement on the July 10- 27, 2023 Departure



From $37,160 per person.

Space is limited. Inquire today for best cabin selection.

The Geographic North Pole

Be one of the very few people on the planet to stand on top of the world at the geographic North Pole!



Enroute you will enjoy stops in Svalbard, the wildlife capital of the Arctic, for chances to see Polar Bears, Whales, Walrus and bird life.

Join us aboard the Commandant Charcot

Only 250 guests.

Polar Class 2.

The most luxurious Icebreaker in the world.

Ponant's brand-new ship, the Commandant Charcot has been designed to journey where no other luxury expedition ship has dared with unprecedented access to the most remote regions of the planet in style and comfort. The Commandant-Charcot is also the very first hybrid-electric polar exploration ship powered by liquefied natural gas and electric batteries resulting is 25% less carbon, 85% less nitrogen oxide and 95% less fine particle emissions.



All is included on your expedition, including return flights from Paris to Tromso, Norway - where the voyage begins. All you need to purchase is your international flights and your travel insurance.



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An All-Inclusive Arctic Experience

All Excursions

All excursions are included on this trip of a lifetime. Zodiac cruises, hikes, wildlife watching and more.

Flight from Paris to Tromso

We include the return flight from Paris to Tromso for the start of the voyage.

Expedition Gear

Your Parka and boots are provided onboard. No need to pack bulky jackets and heavy boots. The parka is yours to keep.

Fine Dining and Drinks

Enjoy French-inspired dining and service onboard and a selection of top-shelf wines and spirits.

Room Service

Seriously - 24-hour room service is also included in your fare. Enjoy some late night snacks or breakfast in bed.

Five-Star Luxury

With a decadent spa, heated lagoon, sauna with a view, and snow room - your time onboard will be as great as on shore.

2023 Dates: 25% Discount

July 10 - 27

July 27 - August 11

August 11 - 26

August 26 - September 10

YOUR ITINERARY



DAY 1: LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN



Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breathtaking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.



DAY 2: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN



The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.



Days 3-7: SAILING ICE FLOES



Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.



DAY 8: THE GEOGRAPHIC NORTH POLE



Defined by 90° North latitude, the Geographic North Pole lies on the Earth’s rotational axis, at the intersection of all meridians. Plunged into darkness for six months of the year, then lit by the sun for the following six months, this mythical site, permanently covered in ice and remote from any land, has fascinated generations of explorers. So far, only a very few people have ever reached it: an exploit which is now accessible to you aboard Le Commandant Charcot.



DAYS 9-13: SAILING ICE FLOES



Enjoy the absolutely unique experience of sailing to the heart of the ice floe, this vast expanse of virgin, immaculate ice. The landscapes are constantly changing, shifting from a smooth, flat wilderness to a chaos of ice, then to channels of open water. Your ship will sail along these naturally open channels and through the areas where the frozen layer is thinnest, offering you the chance to experience magic maritime moments in the midst of drifting sea ice. It will also often be an opportunity to see a particular kind of fauna, totally dependent on the ice floe.



DAY 14 & 15: AT SEA ALONG SPITSBERGEN



The largest island in the Svalbard archipelago, its name meaning “pointed mountains” in German, Spitsbergen is the last piece of land before the Arctic ice floe. Aboard your ship, you will sail along the extremely spectacular coastline of this icy land. Between millennial glaciers and rugged mountains, you will discover a jagged coastline, hollowed-out by fjords. A unique setting, the refuge of a particularly rich avifauna, offering you the possibility of taking fabulous photographs from the deck of your ship.

Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen



DAY 16 - LONGYEARBYEN, SPITSBERGEN



Longyearbyen is the capital of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago, located on Svalbard’s main island, and is the northernmost territorial capital on the planet. With winter temperatures dropping to below 40°C, the landscapes of this mining town are simply breathtaking. The glaciers, the mountains stretching as far as the eye can see and the untouched nature, make you feel like you’re in completely unexplored territory.

Prestige Stateroom

Priced from $35,960-43,080

Located on decks 6-8

Deluxe Suite

Priced from $38,350-46,160

Located on decks 6-8

Prestige Suite

Priced from $53,020-62,790

Located on decks 7 & 8

Grand Prestige Suite

Priced from $56,530-64,720

Located on deck 6

Duplex Suite

Priced from $82,030-91,920

Located on deck 6 + 7

Owner's Suite

Priced from $126,490-130,210

Located on deck 8

* Please note the above prices are per person, based on double occupancy and may change periodically.

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